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Powertrain - EV & HEV Solutions


Don’t leave performance on the table.

The future of electrified vehicles lies in enabling greater range. Achieving this requires an optimized powertrain that manages the relationship between the battery, inverter and motor for optimal propulsion. That’s where we come in.

We provide bench-to-bench collaboration to leading OEM and Tier 1 suppliers across the globe. Together we’re applying our expertise in motors, powertrains and electronics with our automotive experience, to modernize the entire powertrain for electrified vehicles. All while ensuring reliability for the road ahead.

What can we help you optimize?

Explore how we’re helping improve performance with new and existing 3M solutions.

Explore our wide range of motor, power electronics and powertrain assembly solutions.

3M has several industry leading solutions ideal for traction motors, with a focus on rotors, stators and power electronics including inverter and converters. In addition to these core components 3M offers various assembly solutions to optimize the connection points across the powertrain system.

Click on the hotspots below to see how we can help you optimize and modernize your powertrain designs. 

    • Greyscale Illustration of a EV & HEV powertrain inverter spotlighting various 3M solutions across the electronics board.
    3M™ Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers
    Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers used in inverters

    Improve polymer thermal conductivity and maintain electrical insulation with Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers. Fillers are formulated into thermoplastics, elastomers, thermoset resins & adhesives to enhance performance, energy savings, and design flexibility.

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    3M™ Glass Bubbles
    Glass Bubbles used in inverters

    Ideal for lightweighting automotive parts, limiting noise and improving NVH performance. Glass bubbles bring multiple properties to automotive parts including lightweighting, thermal and electrical insulation, and improved NVH performance.

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    3M™ Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pads
    Product image of a singular 3M Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pad

    3M thermally conductive interface pads have high heat resistance and electrical insulation properties. They are highly conformable and provide a heat transfer path between heat generating components and the heat sink.

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    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesives
    Image showcasing a variety of 3M Scotch-Weld Epoxy Adhesives including tube application and bulk container

    3M has a variety of epoxy adhesives ideal for performance reliability and strength you need coupled with the ability to bond to a variety of solutions you require.

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    3M™ Magnetic Shielding Materials
    Product image of a singular sheet of thin, highly permeable magnetic shielding (EM80KM)

    These sheets are thin, flexible magnetic laminates with a lightweight construction that provide excellent magnetic shielding properties at low frequency (<1 MHz).

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    3M™ Scotchcast™ Electrical Powder Resins
    Product image of a variety of example gear sizes coated in Powder Resins

    Our specialty electrical powder resins improve electrical insulation and are epoxy-based, so they are easy to adhere to conductor surfaces with their low-viscosity properties.

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    3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives
    Product image of 3M™ Thermally Conductive Eposxy Adhesive in application tube

    3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives provide high strength bonding and temperature resistance suitable to a range of material substrates to aid in your component assembly needs.

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    3M™ Electrical Insulating Tapes & PET Film Tapes
    3M™ Electrical Insulating Tapes & PET Film Tapes

    These tapes help improve efficiency and electrical insulation while reducing waste with the right balance of electrical and mechanical properties and excellent handling characteristics.

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    3M™ 521+ Electrical Insulation Resin

    3M™ 521+ Electrical Insulation Resin is designed to provide a continuous, tough, moisture and chemical resistant dielectric coating for a variety of substrates including moisture proofing and insulating in middle and high voltage bus bars.

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    3M™ 16XX series

    3M™ 16XX series thermosetting insulation tape is designed for insulation and general bonding of the electrical components with strong durability in high temperature, particularly suitable for insulating and bonding laminated bus bars.

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